Martin Bradley

116 Flips | 1 Magazine | @MartinBradl2016 | Arts Writer, editor of The Blue Lotus magazine

yayoi kusama's mirror rooms, pumpkins and paintings abound in london

<b>yayoi kusama’s mirror rooms, pumpkins and paintings abound in london</b><br>(above) ‘all the eternal love I have for the pumpkins’, 2016<br>wood, mirror, …

Culinary Artist Creates Cookie Masterpieces Inspired by Japanese Cultural Motifs

These detailed designs may look like skillfully painted portraits, but they are actually iced sugar cookies. The mind behind these brilliant biscuits is Japanese artist/baker Chihiro Ogura. She runs a small, independent baking company named ANTOLPO that produces a collection of amazing custom …

Delhi's first designer auto-rickshaw is inspired by Vincent van Gogh

If Mumbai is synonymous with <i>kaali-peeli</i> (black-and-yellow) taxis, then Delhi has its ubiquitous auto-rickshaws or autos in local parlance. The …

Secret Lives of Books @ Ayala Museum: Behind the Intricate Process of Bookmaking in the Philippines

Three-time National Book Award winner Karl Castro first designed a book when he was a freshman at University of the Philippines Diliman. The book was …

Art and porn in Edo period Japan

There’s something seductive about fingering through ancient documents. The heady smell of old paper, running my eyes over rows upon rows of …

Street Scene 1966

Whimsical Steel Flowers and Trees Installed in Nature

London-based artist Zadok Ben-David echoes motifs found in nature by implanting large steel sculptures of flowers, trees, and swarms of butterflies in natural landscapes, most recently at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Each large-scale structure mimics the various plant life and beautiful swirls of …

Correspondances

All 322 pages, plus half-gatefold card covers of Rana Safvi’s book ’The Forgotten Cities of Delhi’ reached me, from India, in just four days (two of …

Under the Olive Bough

Honey Khor had always dreamed of castles. Ever since her formative years in her small northern Malaysia town, Honey had fantasised of visiting a …

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Japanese artist Rokudenashiko on sexuality, obscenity and jail time

Rokudenashiko is a Japanese artist who followed her muse into legal and social strife, all documented in her newly translated graphic novel, <i>What Is Obscenity? The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and Her Pussy</i>.<p>Yes, Rokudenashiko (real name Megumi Igarashi) makes what can be politely called …

Grandniece of last emperor of China showing paintings at Art! Vancouver

As a youngster growing up in China, Cecilia Aisin Gioro knew better than to talk about being related to the country’s last emperor. What stopped her …

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama is one of those artists whose mythology often overshadows her work. Now 87 years old, she has had a litany of avant-garde terms thrown …

Contemporary Turkish Artists You Should Know About

Genco Gulan - Introducing Us to the Idea of Idea Art<p>Given that he is one of Istanbul’s most famous contemporary artists, it comes as a bit of a …

Yayoi Kusama: ‘I overcame dark days with the power of art’

When arriving on foot at the Victoria Miro Gallery in east London, the city’s ever-multiplying skyscrapers and building sites en-route tell you to look up; inside, the gallery’s famously narrow staircase and multiple levels have a similar vertiginous effect. This summer, the gallery plays host to …

Eric Khoo produces short film for art-inspired omnibus

<b>21 May</b> – In a first ever collaboration with the National Gallery Singapore, five award-winning Southeast Asian directors are working together to …

The Worlds of Georgette Chen

A three-part docudrama on one of Singapore's pioneer artists.<p>Paying tribute to Georgette Chen (1906 – 1993), one of Singapore’s most loved artists, …

ASIAN ART MUSEUM

Tucked away behind our grand staircase hangs our newest treasure, #CollectedLetters by Shanghai-based artist Liu Jianhua.<p>Thousands of Chinese …

Travel along with water colour

An evening in Cadagues 2013 Market in Figueres, 2013 View from Dalicatessen, Figueres, 2013 St. Pere, Figueres 201...

Ancient Angkor

Angkor wat Echo the past Ancient and mystery Facing all four direction Praying and blessing To the country and people ...

Dali Theatre and Museum

I want my museum to be a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be totally theatrical museum. The peop...

Dreams of CAMBODIA

I felt connected to this wonderful land I sensed its ancient energy, spirit mother of nature. to me it echoed ancient myster...

The Lotus Dream

Compassion, love, purity harmony, my scared gem. Peace, serene, spell, magic dream, My soul shall shine seed of loving kindness growing...

China's Ai Weiwei turns Macedonia tear gas into art

The "Ai Weiwei at Cycladic" exhibition, which opened at the Museum of Cycladic Art on Friday, features a number of works inspired by Europe's migrant crisis.<p>One of them, "Tear bottle/tear gas canister" -- a display of canisters alongside antique bottles used to collect the tears of mourners -- …

International Artist Feature: China

For this article in the international artist series, we turn to China, featuring seven artists who create fantastic work, from illustration to …

I Paint World Leaders As Babies

I’m a visual pop artist from Dhaka, Bangladesh, who paints under the cloak, Pretty Shitty Art. I’m heavily inspired by pop gore and media culture, …

On May 30, 1892, Fernando Amorsolo, declared as the first…

On May 30, 1892, Fernando Amorsolo, declared as the first National Artist in Painting in 1972 and the so-called "Grand Old Man of Philippine Art", was born in Paco, Manila.<br>Amorsolo earned a degree from the Liceo de Manila Art School in 1909 and entered the University of the Philippines' School of Fine Arts. He was a portrait artist and known painter of rural Philippine landscapes.<p>He graduated with honors from the U.P. in 1914 and got study grant in Madrid, Spain. He was also able to visit New …

Q&A RicARTE: Ric Ico And His Neo-Cubism Art

RicARTE learned the basics of painting from artist’s friends, and polished his skill further through self-study and perseverance. His knowledge in …